Players 60 to 41


Eirik Bakke (1999-2006)

Born Sogndal in 1977, he signed for United in 1999 and soon became the find of his initial season. Brought over from Norway to be groomed for Premiership football, he made it impossible for Manager David O'Leary to leave him out. Captain of the Norwegian under 21's,  he went on to win full caps and represented his country in Euro 2000. Voted Leeds Young Player of the Year, his tremendous touch, passing ability and an eye for goal, his 1.75m fee looked a bargain, until injuries started to dog his career. Has won 25 full and 34 under 21 caps and,  has 153 starts and 26 from the bench to date with 20 goals. He missed most of 2003-04 season and repeated the misfortune in 2004-05, when he was loaned to Aston Villa.

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Terry Yorath (1967-1976)

Aggressive hard-tacking Yorath emerged from the shadows of Elland Road to enjoy an international career, which brought him 59 caps for Wales. He was noted at school for his ability as a Rugby Union scrum-half but fate led him to become a rugged defender and eventually an effective ball winning midfielder. In 165 appearances in league, cups and Europe for Leeds he scored 11 goals. After leaving Leeds he went to Coventry, Spurs and the Vancouver Whitecaps before starting a management career by becoming player manager of Bradford City.

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Robbie Keane (2000-2002)

Born 1980 in Dublin. Capped by Eire over 50 times with an excellent International strike-rate, he rose quickly to prominence with Wolves where his ball skills won the admiration of older players, scoring 24 goals in only 67 games. A fee of 6m took him across the Midlands to Coventry City. He was the subject of several very expensive transfer deals costing Inter-Milan 13m, United 12m and Tottenham 7m as he changed clubs in quick succession. Often used by United as a shock tactic bench player. Keane's quick-thinking and ball skills made him a threat to any defence. United's glut of striker power saw him reluctantly leave after initially turning down an 8m transfer to Sunderland. Made 36 starts, with a further 18 from the bench scoring 19 times which was usually followed by his signature cart-wheel and gunslinger celebration.

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David Wetherall (1991-1999)

Howard Wilkinson signed him for Sheffield Wednesday in 1989. He and fellow defender Jon Newsome followed Wilkinson when he moved to Leeds in 1991. A solid and reliable central defender his studious approach to the game was reflected in his gaining of a chemistry degree. He started 232 games and scored 18 times before leaving for Bradford City in 1999. He earned cult staus with vital goals against Man U, but earned even greater acclaim when scoring the winner for Bradford City against Liverpool on the last day of the season, to save his team from relegation and ensure United's qualification for the ECL.

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Chris Fairclough (1989-1995)

Born Nottingham 1964, he joined his hometown club Forest in 1981 gaining the first of his seven England under 23 International caps before leaving for Tottenham Hotspurs in 1987. A classy defender, he was often given the man marking role by Leeds after his 1989 transfer and graduated to defensive midfield after David Batty left the club. Christened Courtney but preferring to be known as Chris, he was voted Supporters player of the year in our promotion season and followed this up by starring in our championship win in 1992. After 232 starts and 23 goals he moved to Bolton Wanderers in 1995.

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Michael Bridges (1999-2004)

Born North Shields in 1978, the tall elegant striker had a magnificent first season after joining United for a reported 5.6m from Sunderland in 1999, leading the scorers with 21 goals, including an hat-trick in only his second appearance at Southampton. The talented striker had played mainly understudy to the Phillips-Quinn partnership at Sunderland and seemed destined for higher honours in the game, after soon gaining England under 23 caps with Leeds, and being called up to the full squad by Kevin Keegan. It was not to be, as his career was blighted by injuries soon after his first season and he spent almost 3 years in the treatment room before firstly going on loan to Newcastle United and then being released on a free transfer to Bolton Wanderers. Made 61 starts, 21 from the bench and scored 21 times.

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Duncan McKenzie (1974-1976)

Born Grimsby in 1950, he turned professional with Nottingham Forest in 1968. He was brought to Leeds by Brian Clough for 240,000. The manager had but a brief stay but the dazzling showman forward became one of the most popular players ever at Elland Road. His highly-individual skills which brought him some stunning and spectacular goals. Despite being the idol of the Leeds fans and leading goalscorer in 1975/76, he was sold to Anderlecht for 200,000, after playing 76 games and scoring 30 goals. He soon returned to England and saw service with Everton, Chelsea and Blackburn Rovers before heading for the United States and later Hong Kong.

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Willis Edwards (1925-1943)

Born 1903, Willis joined LUFC in 1925 from Chesterfield, he became the finest wing-half of his day. His  splendid ball control, incisive passing and supreme heading ability earned him 16 England Caps and 11 appearances for the Football League. Made 444 appearances and scored 6 goals until 1939 and even then turned out in emergencies as a guest. Willis was a true Leeds Legend,later serving time also as a Trainer and Manager.

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John Lukic (1990-1996)

He signed for Leeds in 1978 where he succeeded David Harvey despite opposition from future internationals David Seaman and Henry Smith. He made his debut in 1979 and made a club record 146 consecutive appearances. After gaining England Youth and under 23 honours his run was broken when he asked for a transfer and he was signed by Arsenal in 1983 for 125,000.He never gained full international status but won a League Cup Winners and runners up medal together with a League Championship medal before reurning to LUFC fo 1m in 1990. He had a brilliant season as United took the championship in 1992. He played 430 games before returning to Arsenal in 1996.

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Danny Mills (1999-2003)

Born Norwich 1977, he initially played for his home town team. After a 4m transfer from Charlton Athletic in 1999, Danny found himself with only 20 appearances in his first season with Leeds, due to the re-emergence of Gary Kelly. He maintained enough form to be chosen at England under 21 level, including the European Championship winning team in Slovakia. An ideal player at EPL level he had the ability to play any of the back four positions and to push forward in midfield if need be. He regained his first team berth and won over his critics to become an important part of David O'Leary's team. Despite a few on-field indiscretions, he won a place in England's 2002 World Cup team, recovering from an initial poor performance to become a solid performer, as the team reached the quarter finals.

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Ian Snodin (1985-1987)

Joined Doncaster with his brother Glynn in 1980 as a teenager and although an unfashionable club, Snodin's displays won him four England Under-23 caps in 1985. In May that year he joined Leeds and succeeded Peter Lorimer as captain. He left Leeds in 1987 to join Everton where he won a League Championship medal. He later switched from midfield to right back and only injury prevented him from being capped for England in Albania in 1989 He made 55 appearances for Leeds scoring 8 goals.

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Mervyn Day (1985-1993)

Hailed as a future England goalkeeper after a breathtaking start to his career, he never quite fulfilled that promise, although he enjoyed a successful second career at Leeds. He was the youngest FA Cup Final goalkeeper in 1975, the same year he was named Young Player of the Year and winning England Youth and Under 23 caps. Eddie Gray signed him for Leeds in 1985 and he played an important part in Billy Bremner's teams and was a key figure in the run to the FA Cup semi-final in 1987 before picking a Division Two winners medal with Howard Wilkinson in 1990.

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Arthur Graham (1977-1983)

After only a handful of Scottish League appearances, Graham won a Scottish FA Cup medal with Aberdeen against Celtic in 1970, when he was 17. He joined Leeds in July 1977 and within months won the first of his 10 Scottish caps. A direct winger, he netted three hat-tricks for Leeds, including a quick-fire effort at Birmingham in January 1978. After United slumped, he stayed on one more season before a surprise transfer to Manchester United in 1983. He made 259 appearances scoring 47 goals, including 3 goals in 3 European appearances.

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Jim Storrie (1962-1967)

Storrie's goals helped Leeds United to establish themselves as a force to reckoned with on their return to Division One in 1964. He was bought in June 1962 and marked his debut with the winning goal on the opening day of the following season. He finished 1962-63 with 25 league goals, played his part in United's promoting drive the following season and was top scorer when they made their return to Division One. In February 1967 he signed for Aberdeen and missed a penalty in that year's Scottish Cup Final.

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Gary Sprake (1962-1973)

Remembered more for two errors than for his wonderful 11 years (and over 200 clean sheets) of helping Leeds win cups and top league placings. The gum chewing, 37 times capped for Wales keeper still remains our goalkeeper with the most appearances. His totally unsighted, instinctive save in Hungary denied the greatly superior Ferencvaros, to give Leeds the honour of being the 1st English club to win the Fairs Cup Final. But alas, history will remember Gary differently. He moved to Birmingham in 1973, for 100,000 - after an alleged estrangement from Don Revie.

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Rod Wallace (1991-1998)

Like twin brother Ray, Rod was born in Lewisham in 1969. He signed for Southampton in 1986 and soon won 11 under 23 and a couple of England "B" caps. Joined Leeds in 1991 for 1.6m and his busy feet complimented the raw power of Lee Chapman as they enjoyed a superb campaign in the championship winning season. It resulted in his inclusion in the England Squad but injury robbed him of the honour. His form dipped after that but his goal against Tottenham Hotspur in April 1994 ranks as one of the greatest solo goals ever seen at Elland Road. After 221 starts and 66 goals he left the club for Glasgow Rangers in 1998, later playing with Bolton Wanderers and Gillingham.

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Gary Kelly (1991-2007 )

Born Drogheda 1974, after signing in 1991 he went from a struggling reserve-team front man to  World Cup full-back in 1993-94. He made the right-back position his own with a series of superb displays, his blinding speed and tenacity making him a daunting opponent for any winger. He was ever-present in his first two seasons and presently has the most appearances of any player at the club. Holder of over 50 caps for Eire he is approaching the twilight of a long and distinguished career with United and has, as yet, no silver wear to adorn it. He was selected in the Premiership "team of the year" in 1999-2000. Record to 2004, 405 starts and 15 from the bench with 3 goals.

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Frank Gray (1971-1979)

Younger Brother of Eddie and Father of Andy, Frank was born in Glasgow in 1954. Winner of 32 Scottish caps. Frank first joined Leeds in 1970, emulating brother Eddie's feat of scoring on debut, he quickly settled in midfield, gaining 5 under 23 caps before moving to left back. Moved to Nottingham Forest in 1979, for a then club record 500,000, where he won an European Cup winners medal to compliment the runners up medal gained at Leeds. He returned to Leeds in 1981 for 300,000 and became Scotland's left back in the 1982 World Cup. In all he made 396 starts and scored 35 goals before joining Sunderland in 1985.

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Ian Baird (1985-1987, 1988-1990)

Moved to Leeds from Southampton in 1985 for 75,000. The robust striker, who's aggression often got him in trouble with the referees, was United's top scorer in 1986/87, but moved to Portsmouth in the close season for 285,000. A hard up Portsmouth  allowed him to return to Leeds for 185,000. The advent of Lee Chapman saw him move on to Middlesborough for 500,000 where he scored two goals against Newcastle United on the final Saturday of the season to ensure his new team staved off relegation and his old team gave him a Second Division championship medal! He made 190 appearances and scored 57 goals.

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Eric Cantona (1992)

Born Paris 1966, hailed as a hero, the fiery French Star's shock departure to arch-rivals Man United stunned Leeds Fans, many of them turning their adulation into spite. He only stayed for 9 months and his record of 25 starts and a further 10 from the bench while hitting the net 14 times says little for his cult status. The "Ooh-ah Cantona" love affair blossomed as he recorded superb hat-tricks against Tottenham Hotspurs following the superb treble against Liverpool at Wembley in the Charity Shield, and who would ever forget his brilliant individual effort against Chelsea.

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